True or False? Using conventional oil means I can switch to synthetic oil any time

Posted by on March 1, 2017 in All Season Maintenance Tips, Maintenance Tips, News, Summer Maintenance Tips, Technical Info, Winter Maintenance Tips | 0 comments

Switching Conventional Synthetic Myth Great Canadian Oil Change

If I am using conventional oil in my vehicle, can I switch to synthetic at any time?

According to Valvoline, the answer to this is yes, you can.  It is absolutely safe to change to a synthetic oil at any time.  As a bonus, you likely will gain some enhanced performance.

At Great Canadian Oil Change Regina we recommend your choice of oil types based on manufacturers recommendation

At Great Canadian Oil Change Regina we recommend your choice of oil types based on manufacturer’s recommendations

How about the reverse?  Are there any problems with switching TO conventional oil FROM synthetic oil?

Surprisingly, Valvoline says that the reverse in not necessarily as straight forward.  What they mean by that, as shown on this video on their website, is that if you switch back to conventional oil after using synthetic, it is possible that you may lose some of that enhanced performance that you gained by switching.

At Great Canadian Oil Change Regina we can answer questions such as these to help you become better informed about your vehicle.

Visit us at our Albert Street or Quance Street locations with no appointment ever needed.  We provide oil changes and many other services.

The Great Canadian Oil Change Team

Visit us at our Albert Street or Quance Street locations in Regina

Visit us at our Albert Street or Quance Street locations in Regina